The Sunsetters is a very rare and unique duo
consisting of Derrick McDonald, singer and drummer, and Jose Pasquini on guitar.
It doesn't seem like anything out of the ordinary but it is. These two musicians who
seem to have very different styles and influences of music have come together to
create a sound that mesmerizes their audiences.
Derrick, who has a strong influence in reggae and R&B music, will sooth a
crowd with his silky soulful voice. When he sings a song, you feel and believe every
word coming out of his mouth. That along with his minimal approach to drumming is
always a crowd pleaser. Then there is Pasquini. Being of Brazilian descent, Pasquini
has a very wonderful sense of melody that tends to leave fellow guitar players in awe.
He is able to capture the essence of the bass line of a song along with the rhythm and
melody making The Sunsetters sound like a full band without the use of a sequencer.